TGIF (Thank God Its Friday Khuṭbah Series)

Khutbah: Be Allah’s People 

Delivered by: Abu Modibbo

Date: Friday 18 Shawwal 1427 November 10, 2006                                          Norwich, England 

بسم اللّه الرحمن الرحيم
الحـمد الله الَّذي ابْتَدَأَ الاِنْسَـانَ بِنِعْـمَـتِهِ وَصَـوَّرَهُ فِي الأرْحَـامِ بِحِكْمَـتِـهِ وَأَبْرَزَهُ إِلَى رِفْـــقِــهِ وَمَـــا يَسَّـرَهُ لَهُ مِـن رِّزْقِــهِ وَعَـلَّـمَـهُ مَـــا لَمْ يَكُنْ يَـعلَمْ وَكَانَ فَضْلُ اللّهُ عَليْهِ عَظِيمًا وَنَبَّهَهُ بِآثَرِ صَـنْعَتِهِ وَآعْذَرَ إِلَيْهِ عَلَى أَلْسِنَةِ الـْمُـرْسَلِينَ الـْخِـيَـرَةِ مِنْ خَلْقِـهِ فَـهَـدَى مَنْ وَفَّقَـهُ بِفَـضْلِهِ وَأَضَلَّ مَنْ خَـذَلَهُ بِعَـدْلِهِ وَيَسَّـرَ الـْمُـومِِنِينَ لِلْيُـسْـرَى وَشَـرَحَ صُـدُورَهُمْ لِلذِّكـرى فَـآمَنُوا بِاللهِ بِأَلسِنَتِـهِمْ نَاطِقِينَ وَقُلُوبِهِمْ مُخْلِصِينَ وَبِمَـا أَتَتْهُمْ بِهِ رُسُلُهُ وَكُـتُبُهُ عَـامِـلِينَ وَتَعَـلَّمُوا مَـا عَلَّمَهُمْ وَوَقَفُـوا عِنْدَمَا حَدَّلَهُمْ وَاسْـتَغٌنَوا بِمَا أَحَلَّ لَهُمْ عَـمَّ احَرَّمَ عَلَيْهِمْ أَمَّا بَعدُ: 

Praise belongs to Allah who caused the human being to come into existence by His grace and formed and shaped him (the human being) in the wombs by His wisdom and brought him out to His kindness and what He facilitated him with of His sustenance and taught him what he did not know. 

Allah’s favor was greatly upon him. Allah instructed him through the signs of His creation and forgave him through the tongues of the chosen messengers from among His creation. 

He whom He (Allah) caused to succeed, He guided him aright out of His kindness, and he whom He had forsaken, He cause him to go astray out of His justice. 

He made it easy for the believers to prosper and He opened their hearts to the Remembrance. They believed in Allah with a speech that was clear and their hearts were pure. They acted by what came to them from His messengers and His books. They learned what He taught them and they stayed within the bounds which he had set for them. They were satisfied with that which He made lawful for them and they were not in need of that which He made unlawful for them. 

As for what comes next:

اشـهــد أن لا إله إلاّ اللّهُ وحـده لاَ شــريك له و أشـهـد أنّ مــحـمّـدًا عــبـده رسوله

I bear witness that there is no god except Allah who is Alone without partners for Him, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His messenger.

يَا أيَّهَا المسلمون: اتّقَوا اللهَ حق َّ تقَاته وَ لا تَمُوتن إِلاّ وَ أَنْتْمْ ُ مُسلمونَ 

Oh Muslims, guard your duty to Allah with a true guarding and do not die unless you are Muslims. 

قال الله في كتابه الكريم  بسم اللله الرحــمن الرحيم 

Allah has said in His Noble Book: 

الَّذِينَ يَتَّبِعُونَ الرَّسُولَ النَّبِيَّ الأُمِّيَّ الَّذِي يَجِدُونَهُ مَكْتُوباً عِندَهُمْ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَالإِنْجِيلِ يَأْمُرُهُم بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَاهُمْ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَيُحِلُّ لَهُمُ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَيُحَرِّمُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْخَبَآئِثَ وَيَضَعُ عَنْهُمْ إِصْرَهُمْ وَالأَغْلاَلَ الَّتِي كَانَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ فَالَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ بِهِ وَعَزَّرُوهُ وَنَصَرُوهُ وَاتَّبَعُواْ النُّورَ الَّذِيَ أُنزِلَ مَعَهُ أُوْلَـئِكَ هُمُ الْـمُفْلِحُونَ ١٥٧:٧ 

“Those who follow the Messenger, the Ummii Prophet, about whom they have found (something) written in the Torah which they possess and the Ingiil (Gospel), He commands them to do al-Maʿ ruuf (good) and he prohibits them from al-Munkar (evil). He makes lawful for them at-Tayyibaat (all that is good and lawful) and he makes unlawful for them al-Kabaa’ith (all that is harmful and unlawful) for them. He rid them of their burden and the shackles which were on them. So those who believe in him, and honor him and help him and follow the Light which has been sent down with him, it is they who will be successful. 7:157 

As it can be seen, this ayat clearly indicates that the successful ones in this Earth are those who believe in the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ)  (that is to say his prophethood and his Sunnah) and who give honor and help to him and follow the Light (meaning the Light of the Holy Qur’an) which has been sent down with him. 

Who else can this verse be referring to, as being “the successful ones” except Muslims? Therefore, this ayat is a call for a full commitment to Islam and the abandonment of every way other than Islam in order to succeed. 

Allah سبحان رتعالى has said,

وَ مَن يَبْتِغِ غَيْرِ الإِسْلامِ دِينًا فَلَن يُقْبَلَ مِنْهُ وَ هُوَ فِي الاخِرَةِ مِنَ الخَْسِرِينَ 

“Whoever seeks other than Islam as a diin (social transaction), it will never be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter, he will be among the losers.” 3:85 

And therefore, if the Muslims are calling the disbelievers to Islam with the attitude of “I’m OK you’re OK”, then in reality, then what are they really saying to the disbelievers: “It is OK if you don’t become Muslim as long as you believe in God and be a good person?” 

If that is the case, why bother doing daʿwah (calling non-Muslims to Islam) at all and why do those who do daʿwah in this manner bother becoming a Muslim himself if he was following another diin (social transaction) before becoming Muslim? It should be that when one becomes Muslim, he realizes there is nothing else; that Islam is the only way. 

Our daʿwah must be a presentation of Islam as the only alternative to every other behavior; especially those behavioral patterns that are hated by Allah and His Messenger (ﷺ). Muslims must look to the Prophet (ï·º) for the balanced way and the best methodology for calling non-Muslims to Islam. Again Allah سبحان رتعالى has said,

قُلِ اِن كُنتُمْ تُحِـبـُّـونَ اللَّهَ فَاتَّبِـعُـونِي يُحْبِـبْكُمُ اللَّهُ وَيَغْـفِـرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُم وَاللهُ غَفُورٌ ر َّحِيم 

Say if you love Allah then follow me, and Allah will forgive you for your sins. Allah is ever forgiving and Most Merciful. 3:31 

There is no question that Muslims must understand the environment in which they live and its social pattern and that the Muslims through their daʿwah must address the pressing concerns of the environment in which they live. 

That said, however, the Muslims in each locale cannot carry on a method of daʿwah that is completely opposite to the commands of Allah in order to reach the people of that locale. Their method of daʿwah should be in compliance first and foremost with the Sunnah of the Prophet (ﷺ) and based on the command of Allah in the Holy Qur’ān wherein He says: 

… وَلْتَـكُنْ مِنكُمُ و أُمَّةٌ يَدْعُونَ إِلَى الخَْيْرِ وَ يَأَمَرُونَ بِالْـمَعْرُوفِ وَ يَنْهَونَ عَنِ الْـمُنْكَرِ … ١٠٤:٣ 

“…and let there come forth from you a community inviting to goodness, enjoining right conduct while forbidding wrong reprehensible actions…” 3:104. 

From this verse we can see that the daʿwah (calling non-Muslims to Islam) must contain a call to good and upright action and an uncompromising admonition and prohibition against wrong. 

True daʿwah must cause the disbeliever to know that Islam is the very opposite of kufr and the only example of correct behavior. 

No behavior in kufr should be so tolerable that a Muslim finds himself behaving in a similar fashion nor should a Muslim keep the company of disbelievers for the purpose of friendship or worldly gain at the expense of compromising his or her Islamic principles. 

Allah has said, he is not accepting any other diin (social transaction) accept Islam; He has clearly outlined the reason for this in the following ayat wherein He has said: 

 هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَى وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكُونَ ٣٣:٩ 

He, it is Who has sent His Messenger with the Guidance and the Religion of Truth so that He may cause it to prevail over all (other) diin (social transaction)s however much (the people who associate partners with Allah) may be adverse. 9:33 

A Muslim must not merely be a believer. He must be a hater of disbelief (kufr) and what it does to the human spirit. The Muslim must strive hard against disbelievers and be compassionate with his brother. This is from the commands of Allah. Therefore, Muslims have no alternative but to hear and obey. 

Allah has said in His Noble Book: 

مُـحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ اللهِ الَّذِينَ مَـعَهُ أَشِـد َّآءُ عَلَى الْكُفَّـارِ رُحَمَـاءُ بَيْنَهُمْ … سورة الفتح ٢٩:٤٨ 

Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah and those who are with him are fierce with towards the disbelievers and merciful to one another … 48:29 

This of course does not mean that Muslims should go around indiscriminately attacking non-believers physically or verbally abusing them. 

For Allah has mentioned the best method of daʿwah, 

اُدْعُ إِلَى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالحِْكْمَةِ وَالْـمَوْعِـظَةِ الْـحُسْنَةِ وَجَادِلْهُم بِالَّتُي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ إِن َّ رَبُّكَ هُوَ أَعْـلَمُ بِمَن ضَل َّ عَنْ سَبِيلِهِ ے وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْـمُهْتَدِينَ ١٢٥:١٦ 

Invite (people) to the Path of Allah with wisdom and fair admonition (preaching) and argue (debate) with them in the best manner. Surely, your Lord knows who is astray from His Path and He knows those who are rightly-guided. 16:125 

Allah has said, 

وَ أَن َّ هَذَا صِرَطِي المُْسْتَقِيمَ تَبِعُوهُ وَلاَ تَتَّبِعُوا السُّبُلَ فَتَـفَـرَّقَ بِكُمْ عَنْ سَبِيلِهِ وَض ََّاكُمُ بِهِ لَعل َّكُم تَت َّقُونَ 

Surely, this is My Straight Path, so follow it and do not follow (other) paths; for they will separate you from His path. This has been ordained for you so that you would guard your duty. 6:1 

What is found in Kitaabu-l-laah (the Book of Allah) is the Path of Allah and it is Siraatu-l-Mustaqiim (the Straight Path) and the Sunnah of His Messenger Muhammad (ﷺ)  is the best example of adaab (good manners) that one should have while journeying on that Siraat. 

Allah has said in His Noble Book: 

لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ الل َّهِ أُسوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لمَِنْ كَانَ يَرْجُو اللهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الاَخِرِ وَ ذَكَرَ اللهَ كَثِيرًا سورة الاحزاب ١٢:٣٣ 

“For you in the Messenger of Allah is Uswatun Hasanatun (an excellent example) for those who hope for Allah and the Last day and dhakara-l–laaha kathiiraa (who remembers Allah much).” 33:12 

The excellent example spoken of here is the Sunnah or what is known as- Sunnatu-l-Muhammadiyyah (the Way of Muhammad (ﷺ). The Sunnah is an exemplary form of behavior and is a term that is never used in a negative sense. The Sunnah is a positive example – the best example. The best of the  Prophet’s Sunnah is ُأَخْـلاَقُــه (his character). His Akhlaaq is the foundation upon which the rest of his Sunnah sits. It is the nucleus, the heart, the driving force behind the rest of his Sunnah. It is the best part of his Sunnah because it was the love of his character and his disposition which cause the people to love his Sunnah. Allah has said in His Noble Book regarding the matter of the character of Muhammad (ﷺ) 

وإِنَّكَ لَعًَلَى خُلُقٍ عَظِيم

“You possess a mighty character.” 

It has been reported that the Prophet (ﷺ) said “I have come to perfect noble character. This was a major part of his mission – to build men and women of equal worth in character. He did not come to police people and abuse people about there shortcomings. The proof of this is in an ayat where Allah said: 

فَــبِــمَــا رَحْــمَــةٍ مِّنَ اللهِ لِنتَ لَهُمْ لَـوْ كُنْتَ فَظ َّا غَـلِيظَ الْقَلـبِ لاَنْقَــضُــواْ مِنْ حَولِكَ فَاعْفُ عَنْهُمْ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لَـهُمْ وَشَاوِرهُمْ فِي الأَمْرِ فَإِذَا عَزَمَتْ فَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللهِ إِن َّ يُحِب ُّ الـْمُتَوَكِّلينَ 

“And by the mercy of Allah, you dealt with them gently. And if you had been hard-hearted towards them, they would have dispersed from around you. So excuse them and ask forgiveness for them and consult with them in matters, then when you have made a decision, put your trust in Allah. Surely Allah loves those who place trust (in Him)” 3:159 

It is not sufficient just to say Kitaab wa Sunnah ( كــتــاب وسنّة). It better to teach Kitaab wa Sunnah) by presenting to the people a living example of the Book and the Sunnah which emanates from one’s self. 

Allah has said in His Noble Book: 

أَتَامُرُونَ الن َّاسَ بِالْبِر ِّ وَتَنْسَوْنَ أَنْفُسَكُمْ وَأَنْتُمْ تَعْلُونَ الْكِتَابَ أَفَلاَ تَعْقِلُونَ من سورة البقرة ٤٤:٢ 

Do you enjoin right conduct (correct behavior) upon the people while you forget yourself and you recite the Book? Do you not have sense? 2:44 

Islam is organic. Organic means to develop in a natural way, It is a diin (social transaction) or way of life base on سنة اللّه [Sunnatu-l-laah (the Natural Law of Allah)]. 

Kufr is inorganic – unnatural. It is a diin (social transaction) base on social engineering, manipulation, tyranny and injustice and alteration of سنة اللّه (Allah’s Sunnah). 

And so the building of the Muslim Community is the building of الْفِطْرَة (natural disposition) and أحــــلاق الحــــسـنى (the good character). And according to the people of knowledge, this is accomplished by the individual Muslim being mindful of سنة االلّه [Sunnatu-l-laah (the bounds that Allah has placed upon man) so that he remains within Allah’s commands and prohibitions and he turns to Allah in repentance before Allah becomes displeased with him. 

The Muslim must control the six organs: the eyes, the ears, the tongue, the heart, the stomach and the private parts. 

For example the fuquhaa have said: 

وَ يَجِبُ عَلَيْـهِ حِـفْظُ لِسَانِهِ مِـنَ الَفَحْـشَـاءِ وَالْكَلاَمِ الْقَبِـيحِ وَ أَيْمَـانِ الطَّلاَقِ وَ انْتِهَارِ الْـمُْسْلِمِ وَ إِهَاَتِهِ وَ سَبِّهِ وَ تَخْوِيفِهِ فِي غَيْرِ حَق ٍّ شَرْعِيّ

It is obligatory for him (meaning the Muslim) to guard his tongue from foul and disgraceful speech, pronouncement of unwarranted divorce, and from rebuffing, humiliating, insulting and intimidating a (fellow) Muslim without (having) a legitimate reason. 

وَ يَجِبُ عَلَيْـهِ حِـفْظُ بًصَـرِهِ مِنَ الـنَّظَرِ إِلَى الحَْـرَامِ وَ لاَ يَحِل ُّ لَهُ أَنْ يَنْظُرَ إِلَى مُسْلِمٍ بِنَظْرَةِ تُؤْذِيهِ إِلاَّ أَنْ يَكُونَ فَاسِقٍا فَيَجِبُ هِجْرَانُهُ 

He must guard his vision from looking at (what) is unlawful. It is unlawful for him to look at (another) Muslim with a harmful glance unless that Muslim is a transgressor. In such case, his disassociation from him would becomes obligatory. 

يَجِبُ عَلَيْـهِ حِفْظُ جَمِـيعِ جَوَارِحِـهِ مَا اسْتَطَاعَ وَ أَنْ يُحِبُّ لِل َّـهِ وَ يَبْغَضَ لَهُ وَ يَرْضَى لَهُ وَ بَغْضَبَ لَهُ 

He must guard all of his limbs, as much as possible, (from haraam acts). (He must) love for the sake of Allah, hate for (Allah’s) sake, be pleased for His sake and be angry for His sake. 

وَ يَأْمَرَ بِالمَْعْرُوفِ وَ يَنْهَى عَنَ المُْنْكَرِ 

He is obligated to command good deeds and to prohibit evil reprehensible ones. 

وَ يَحْـرُمُ عَلَيْــهِ الْكَذِبُ وَ الْغَـيٌـبَـةُ و النَّمِـيـمَـةُ وَ الْكِبْـرُ وَ الْـعُـجْبُ وَ الرِّيَاءُ وَ السَّمْـعَةُ وَ الحَْسَـدُ وَ الْبَغْضُ وَ رُؤْيَةُ الْفَضْلِ عَلَى الْغَـيْرِ وَ الْهَمْـزُ و اللَّمْزُ وَ الْعَبَثُ وَ الس ُّخْرِيَةُ وَ الزِّنَى 

Lying, slander, defamation, arrogance, conceit, hypocrisy, (seeking) reputation, envy, hatefulness, selfish pre-occupation with one’s good deeds done for others, defamatory insinuation (that is to say defaming someone by subtle hints), mockery and scorn (of others), adultery, 

وَ النَّظَرُ إِلَى الأَجْنَبِـيَّةِ وَ التَّلَـذ ُّذُ بِكَلاَمِهِ وَ أَكْلُ الأَمْـوَالِ النَّاسِ بِغَيْـرِ طِيبِ نَفْسٍ وَ الأَكْلُ بِالش َّفَاعَةِ أَوْ بِالدِّينِ تَأْخِيرُ الصَّلاَةِ عَنْ أَوْقَاتِهَا 

looking at a female who is unlawful (to him) and finding pleasure in her speech, consuming the property or wealth of someone else, who has not willingly turned it over, subsisting by acts of intercession or borrowing and delaying the prayer beyond its prescribed time (are all unlawful for the Muslim). 

وَ لاَ يَحِلُّ لَهُ صَحُبَةُ الْفَاسِقِ وَ لاَ مُجَالَسَةُ لِغَيرِ ضُرُورَةٍ 

It is (equally) unlawful for him to keep the company of he who transgresses the bounds (of Allah) or to sit with him without having the necessity to do so. 

وَ لاَ يَطْلُبُ رِضَــاءَ المَْخْلُوقِينَ بِسَــخْطِ الخَْـالِقِ قَـالـض سُـبْـحَـانَهُ وَ تَـعَـالَى: وَالل َّهُ وَ رسُولُهُ أَحَق ُّ أَنْ يَرْضَوْهُ إِنْ كَانُواْ مُومِنِينَ .١ 

He should not seek the pleasure of he who has been created by (invoking) the anger of the Creator. Allah glory be to Him has said, “…while Allah and His messenger, it is more appropriate that they please Him if they are believers 9:62. 

وَ قَالَ عَلَيْهِ الصَّلاَةُ وَ السَّلاَمُ  لاَ طَاعَةَ لمَِخْلُوقٍ فِي مَعْصِيَةِ الخَالِقٍ 

And he (the Messenger of Allah) (ﷺ) has said, “No obedience is owed to that which has been created for the sake of disobedience to the Creator. 

وَ لاَ يَحِل ُّ لَهُ أَنْ يَفْـعَلَ فِـعْـلاً حَـت َّى يَعْلَـمَ حُكْمَ الل َّهِ فِـيـهِ وَ يَسْـأَلَ العُلَمَـاءَ وَ يَقْتَـدِي بِالمُْت َّبِعِينَ لِسُن َّةِ مُـحَم َّدٍ صَل َّى الل َّهُ عَلَيْـهِ وَ سَل َّمَ وَ ال َّذِينَ يَدُل ُّونَ عَلَى طَاعَةِ الل َّهِ وَ يُحَذ َّرُونَ مِنْ ات ِّبَاعِ الش َّيْطَآنِ من سورة التوبة أَيَة ٦٢ 1 

It is unlawful for him to perform an action until he knows Allah’s judgment concerning it. He should ask the ʿulamaa and he should follow the example of those who follow the Sunnah of Muhammad (ﷺ) and those who show obedience to Allah and who are on guard against following Shaytaan. 

وَ لاَ يَرضَى لِنَفْسِـهِ مَا رَضِيَهُ الـمُفْلِسُـونَ الَّذِينَ ضَاعَتْ أَعْمَارُهُمْ فِـي غَيْرِ طَاعَةِ اللهِ تَعَالَى فَيَا حَسْرَتَهُمْ وَ يَا طُولَ بُكائِهِمْ يَومَ الْقِيَامَةِ 

He should not desire for himself that which those who have been brought to ruin desired (for themselves) – those whose lives have been wasted as a result of disobedience to Allah the Most High. Oh! What grief will be theirs and how lengthy will their tears be on the Day of Rising. 

أَقُولُ‏ قَوْلِي‏ هَذَا وَأَسَْتَغْفِرُ‏ ا‏للهَ‏ لِي‏ وَلَكُمْ‏ وَلِسآئِرِ‏ الْمُسْلِمِينَ‏ فَاسْتَغْفِرُوهُ‏ إنَّهُ‏ هُوَالْغَفُورُ‏ الرَّحِيمُ

I am making these statements while seeking Allah’s forgiveness for me, you and the rest of the Muslims, and so they should seek His forgiveness; for He is Forgiving and Merciful. 

Khutbah – Part 2 

اشـهد أن لا إله إلاّ الـلّهُ وحده لاَ شـريك له و أشـهـد أنّ محـمّـدًا عبـده و رسوله 

I bear witness that there is no god but Allah who is Alone without partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and his messenger.

يَا أي ُّهَا المسلمون: اتّقَوا اللهَ حق َّ تقَاته وَ لا تَمُوتن إِلاّ وَ أَنْتْمْ ُ مُسلمونَ قال الله في كتابه الكريم  بسم اللله الرحــمن الرحيم: 

Oh Muslims, guard your duty to Allah with a true guarding and do not die unless you are Muslims.

Allah has said in His Noble Book: 

وَ مَـآ ءَاتاكُـمُ الرَّسُـولُ فَــخُـذُوهُ وَ مَــا نَهَـاكُمْ عَـنْهُ فَـانتَــهَـواْ … مـن سـورة الحشر ٧:٥٩ 

“Whatever the Messenger brings to you take it and whatever he prohibits for you to refrain from it …” 59:7 

م

… إِن يَشَأْ يُذْهِبْكُمْ وَيَسْتَخْلِفْ مِن بَعْدِكُم مَّا يَشَاءُ كَمَا أَنشَأَكُم مِّن ذُرِّيَّةِ قَوْمٍ ءَاخِرِينَ 

“….If He wills he can destroy you, and in your place make who He wills as your successors, as He raised you from the seed of another people.” 6:133 

again Allah says: 

… إِنْ تَتَوَلُّو يَسْـتَبْدِلْ قَوْمًا غَيْرَكُمْ ثُمَّ لاَ تَكُونُوا أَمْثَالَكُم … ٣٨:٤٧ 

“…And if you turn away, then he can exchange you with another people and they will not be like you .” 47:38 

Islam itself is the fitrah (natural disposition) of the entire creation. Islam means submission. When Islam is practiced correctly, As-Salaam (the Peace that comes as a result of submission) prevails. As-Salaam is not As-Sulḥ the peace that comes after war – for no one can make war with Allah. 

Allah says in His Noble Book:: 

… وَ السَّلاَمُ عَـلَى مَنِ اتَّبَعَ الْـهُدَى … ٤٧:٢٠ 

“ The Peace (The Peace coming from Allah) be upon those who follow the Guidance.” 20:47 

If we want peace in our individual lives and peace in our community life  and peace in the Muslim Ummah, then we must come to realize, Peace only comes to those who follow the guidance. 

Islam and Salaam only can be established as a result of guidance from Allah who is As-Salaam (the Ones Who’s essence is Peace). 

Therefore the Islamic society cannot be built on any other social model or pattern of behavior, It must be built on principles that are based on Allah’s Guidance 

There is an exact model, an exact blueprint, an exact pattern which has been left for us to follow by our beloved Prophet (ﷺ) . That model or pattern is not based on the establishment of an empire or the organizational structures of the Christians, the Jews, or the freemasons. 

Islam and kufr (disbelief) cannot be integrated. Islam is one system and kufr is another. Therefore, it is up to the Muslims to draw a clear line of demarcation between their religious, moral, social, ideological, political, and economic behavior and that of the disbelievers. This line of demarcation must first be drawn in the mind of every Muslim. Each Muslim should be able to distinguish and comprehend in his or her mind that Allah is not accepting any other diin (social transaction) accept Islam as He has clearly indicated in the Holy Qur’ān. 

If the Muslim is not convinced about this matter then he will not be able to convince the disbeliever about it. Allah has said in his Noble Book:

لَقَدْ جِئْنَاكُم بِالْحَقِّ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَكُمْ لِلْحَقِّ كَارِهُونَ ٧٨} أَمْ أَبْرَمُوا أَمْراً فَإِنَّا مُبْرِمُونَ ٧٩} أَمْ يَحْسَبُونَ أَنَّا لَا نَسْمَعُ سِرَّهُمْ وَنَجْوَاهُم بَلَى وَرُسُلُنَا لَدَيْهِمْ يَكْتُبُونَ ٨٠} ٤٣: ٧٨-٨٠

Surely We have brought the Truth to you, but most of you hate the Truth. Or have they plotted a plan? And so We (too) are plotting. Or do they think We do not hear their secrets and their private counsel? And Our messengers (angels) are with them – recording. 43:78-80 

فَذَرْهُمْ يَخُوضُوا وَ الْـيَلْعَبُوا حَتَّى يُلاَقوا يَومَهُمُ الَّذِي يُعَدُونَ ٨٣:٤٣ 

So leave them alone to speak nonsense and play until they encounter their day which has been promised (to them). 43:83 

So we can not establish Islam by means of kaafir structures because those structures are established on Shaytaans rules of misconduct rather than on the correct code of conduct that has been established by Allah and His Messenger. 

Our system, our way, our organization, our body politic our business practice, our diin (social transaction) is the Kitaabu-l-laah (the Book of Allah) and the Sunnah of His Prophet (ﷺ) . 

وَ أَن َّ هَذَا صِـرَطِي المُْسْتَـقِـيمَ تَبِـعُوهُ وَلاَ تَت َّـبِـعُوا الس ُّـبُلَ فَـتَـفَـر َّقَ بِكُمْ عَنْ سَبِيلِهِ وَض ََّاكُمُ بِهِ لَعل َّكُم تَت َّقُونَ 

Surely, this is My Straight Path, so follow it and do not follow (other) paths; for they will separate you from His path. This has been ordained for you so that you would guard your duty. 6:153 

The Prophet (ﷺ) established the Madinan model. The Madinan model is not an empire because it is local. It does not exceed the proximity. It remains the “little community” in the sense of trust and relationships. It is because of this trust and very special personal relationships that there is no need for organizational structure in the kaafir sense, but there is an organizational structure in the way of the Kitaab (the Book of Allah) and the Sunnah Muhammadiyyah (the Exemplary Way of Behaving as demonstrated by Muhammad. (ﷺ) . 

In the Madinan model, the people are not held together by a man made structural law, but rather they are held together by a natural law which emanates out of the Book of Allah called Sunnatu-l-laah and the Sunnah of His Prophet (ﷺ) . 

In the Madinan model men are made and women are made.  

What is Madinah? It is the city of the Prophet Muhammad who through his Sunnah established an abode of safety in it. It is the place where the best example of Islamic life flourished. Out of the social pattern of the first three generations of that city came the best men and women in behavior. 

The Prophet (ﷺ) by his example not only molded the character of men but he also caused them to unite for the pleasure of Allah. He taught them to “want for their brother what they wanted for themselves. He (ﷺ) said, 

لا يومن أحدكم حتّى يحبّ لأخيه ما يحبّ لنفسه 

“Not one of you believes until he wants for his brother what he wants for himself.” In this saying, he has connected concern for your brother with belief. 

And the prophet also left us with a higher standard to achieve beyond being brothers – for the Prophet did not consider the men around him as just his brothers. 

He referred to them as his اصحاب [As-haab (Companions)]. Like what has been recorded when the men who accompanied him to the grave asked, “are we not your brothers?” and the Prophet بَلْ أنْـتُمْ أَصْـــحَــــابِي “On the contrary, you are my companions. 

And so the way of Muhammad (ﷺ) in Madinah was not built on empire an organizational structure. It was built on keeping company, good relationship, trust, wanting for one’s brother what wants for one’s self and companionship and camaraderie. 

There is a narration in Sahiih al-Bukhaarii which shows the nature of the Islamic society where its people were اصحاب [Aṣ-ḥaab (Companions)]. 

It was narrated by Ibraahiim bin Sa’d from his father from his grand-father  ʿAbdu-r-Rahmaan bin ʿAuf who said,  “When we came to Madinah as immigrants, the Messenger of Allah(ﷺ) .ʿ alayhi wa Sallim established a bond of brotherhood between me and Saʿd bin Rabiiʿ said to me I am the riches among the Ansaar, so I will give you half of my wealth and you may look at my two wives and whichever of the two you choose, I will divorce her and when she has completed the prescribed waiting period you may marry her. ʿ Abdu-r-Rahmaan said, ‘I am not in need of all of that. (Then he said), ‘Is there a marketplace where trade is practiced?’ Saʿ d bin Rabiiʿ said the market of Qaynuqaa’u .ʿAbdu-r-Rahmaan went to that market the following day and brought some yogurt and butter… ” B34:6 

Establishing a Madinan society which is the model Islamic society begins with the establishment of bonds of trust and love between the Muslims and by doing this, we establish a dynamic which immediately empowers the Muslim. Our statement to the disbelievers both those who are in authority and those who aren’t is “we absolutely reject your social pattern because we prefer the Sunnah of Muhammad (ﷺ) and we reject the idea of kaafir political dominance over Islam.” 

Allah has mentioned about Himself, that He ُيُد َّبِـر (Organized) everything in the heavens and the Earth. Allah has said in His Noble Book: 

يُدَّبِرُ اْلاَمْرَ مِنَ الس َّمَاءِ إِلَى الاَرْضِ 

He organizes (or puts in order) (every) affair from the heavens to the earth… 32:5 

We must ask, “What are the parameters and terms of our relationship with each other? “ The answer to this question is what will determine – and Allah is the Best Knower – the success or failure of this venture that we have all embarked upon called Islam. 

In other words, how we deal with each other; how we treat each other will determine our success or failure. Islam as has been mentioned is base on community, and community is base on relationships between people – like the relationship between the bricks in a building. 

مُّحَمَّدٌ رَّسُولُ اللَّهِ وَالَّذِينَ مَعَهُ أَشِدَّاء عَلَى الْكُفَّارِ رُحَمَاء بَيْنَهُمْ … ٤٨: ٢٩  

Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah and those who are with him are fierce with towards the disbelievers and merciful to one another … 48:29 

In the Muwatta of Imaam Maalik, it has been related that: 

Yahyaa reported to me from Maalik from Ibn Shihaab from ʿUrwah ibn Zubayr that Aaʿishah the wife of the Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) did not choose a matter, except that he chose the easier of them as long as it was not a wrong action. If it was a wrong action, he was the furthest of people from it. The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ)  did not take revenge for himself unless the limits of Allah were violated. Then he took revenge for it for Allah.”

Allah in his Noble Book:

إِنَّ اَللهَ لاَ يَظْلِمُ مِـثْـقَـالَ ذَرَّةٍ وَ إن تَكُ حَـسَنَــةٌ يُضَــعِـفْـهَـا و يُوتِ مِن لَّدُنْهُ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا ٤٠:٤ 

“Surely! Allah is not unjust even the weight of an atom and if there is a good deed, He multiplies it and gives a great reward (to its doer) from Him. 4:40 

and again: 

يَوْمَئِذٍ يَصْدُرُ النَّاسُ أَشْتَاتًا لِّيُرَوَ اعْمَالَهُمْ وَ يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ خَيْرًا يرَهُ 

A Day mankind will proceed in scattered groups so that they can be shown their deeds and who does good the weight of an atom shall see it …. 99:7 

And so we should not seek peoples faults to the minute detail especially since our Lord looks for our good down to the minute detail. 

We should not act as if we know it all and thereby condemn people to hell by our small knowledge. A case in point is a hadith that has come to us about Amiru-l- Muminiin ʿUmar: 

There is Hadith about ʿUmar as a case in point: 

It has also been reported in Sahiih Al-Bukhaariy from ʿUmar that he said: 

حَدَّثَنَا سَعِيدُ بْنُ عُفَيْرٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي اللَّيْثُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي عُقَيْلٌ، عَنِ ابْنِ شِهَابٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي عُرْوَةُ بْنُ الزُّبَيْرِ، أَنَّ الْمِسْوَرَ بْنَ مَخْرَمَةَ، وَعَبْدَ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنَ عَبْدٍ الْقَارِيَّ، حَدَّثَاهُ أَنَّهُمَا، سَمِعَا عُمَرَ بْنَ الْخَطَّابِ، يَقُولُ سَمِعْتُ هِشَامَ بْنَ حَكِيمٍ، يَقْرَأُ سُورَةَ الْفُرْقَانِ فِي حَيَاةِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَاسْتَمَعْتُ لِقِرَاءَتِهِ فَإِذَا هُوَ يَقْرَأُ عَلَى حُرُوفٍ كَثِيرَةٍ لَمْ يُقْرِئْنِيهَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَكِدْتُ أُسَاوِرُهُ فِي الصَّلاَةِ فَتَصَبَّرْتُ حَتَّى سَلَّمَ فَلَبَّبْتُهُ بِرِدَائِهِ فَقُلْتُ مَنْ أَقْرَأَكَ هَذِهِ السُّورَةَ الَّتِي سَمِعْتُكَ تَقْرَأُ‏.‏ قَالَ أَقْرَأَنِيهَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم‏.‏ فَقُلْتُ كَذَبْتَ فَإِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَدْ أَقْرَأَنِيهَا عَلَى غَيْرِ مَا قَرَأْتَ، فَانْطَلَقْتُ بِهِ أَقُودُهُ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقُلْتُ إِنِّي سَمِعْتُ هَذَا يَقْرَأُ بِسُورَةِ الْفُرْقَانِ عَلَى حُرُوفٍ لَمْ تُقْرِئْنِيهَا‏.‏ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ أَرْسِلْهُ اقْرَأْ يَا هِشَامُ ‏”‏‏.‏ فَقَرَأَ عَلَيْهِ الْقِرَاءَةَ الَّتِي سَمِعْتُهُ يَقْرَأُ‏.‏ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ كَذَلِكَ أُنْزِلَتْ ‏”‏‏.‏ ثُمَّ قَالَ ‏”‏ اقْرَأْ يَا عُمَرُ ‏”‏‏.‏ فَقَرَأْتُ الْقِرَاءَةَ الَّتِي أَقْرَأَنِي، فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ كَذَلِكَ أُنْزِلَتْ، إِنَّ هَذَا الْقُرْآنَ أُنْزِلَ عَلَى سَبْعَةِ أَحْرُفٍ فَاقْرَءُوا مَا تَيَسَّرَ مِنْهُ ‏”‏‏.‏

“I heard Hishaam bin Hakiim read Suuratu-l-Furqaan during the Prophet’s (ﷺ) time. While I listened to his reading, I noticed that he was reading it (the Suurah) in a number of ways different from the one that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) had not taught me to read the Qur’ān. I almost interrupted his prayer, but I checked myself until he finished. When he did, I seized him by the collar and asked, ‘Who taught you the way you have just read the Suurah?’ To which he replied that it was the Prophet (ﷺ) who (taught him). I then retorted, ‘You are a liar! By Allah, that is not the way the Prophet has taught me to read it.’ Thereafter I took him straight to the Prophet (ﷺ) to whom I said. ‘Oh Messenger of Allah, I have heard this man read Suuratu-l-Furqaan in a way, unlike the way I have learned from you.’ The Prophet (ﷺ) requested that I release the man. When I did, the Prophet (ï·º) asked Hishaam to recite the Suurah – which he did in the very way that I heard him do it. When Hishaam finished, the Prophet (ﷺ) approvingly said, ‘That is the way it was revealed.’ Then he asked me to let him hear my way of reading the same Suurah. When I read it the only way I had learned it from him, he (ﷺ) said, ‘That is the way it was revealed.’ The Prophet (ﷺ) then said, ‘Verily the Qur’ān has been revealed in seven ways. Read from it (the way) which is easiest.’” (Bukhaariy 6:514) 

Now remember we’re talking about ʿUmar al-Khaṭṭaab about whom the Prophet (ﷺ) said in the hadith found in Bukhaarii: 

عن أَبِي هُرَيْرَة رَضِيَ الـلّهُ عنه قـال  قـال النَّبِي ُّ صلى الله عليـه و سلم لَقَـدْ كَـانَ فِـيـمَـنْ كَـانَ قَـبْلَكُمْ مِـنْ بَنِي إِسْـرَائِلَ رِجَـالٌ يُكَــل ِّمُـونَ مِنْ غَـيْــرِ أَنْ يَكُونُواْ أَمنبيَاءَ فَإِنْ يَكُنْ مِنْ أُم َّتِي مِنْهُمْ أَحَدٌ فَعُمَرُ 

Reported from Abu Hurayrah is that he said, “The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Those who came before you from among the Bani Israa’iil were men who were inspired with guidance although they were not prophets. And if there is any such person from among my Ummah, it is ʿUmar. [B. 5:37] 

And ʿUmar is the one – about whom the famous Mufassir Jalaalu-d-diin (social transaction) as-Suyuuti wrote in his book ‘Taariikhu-l-Kulafaa’ saying: “The agreement of ʿUmar with subsequent confirming revelations – Some of them make them amount to more than twenty. 

Mujaahid said that ʿUmar used to hold a view (concerning a matter) and the Qur’ān would be revealed with confirmation of it ʿAli said: In the Qur’ān are some of the views of .ʿUmar.

Ibn ʿUmar said, “When people said one thing and ʿUmar said another, the Qur’ān would be revealed with the like of what ʿUmar said. 

So who are we in comparison to ʿUmar ibn al-Khataab. The above-mentioned hadith shows that he hadn’t heard it all. What makes us think in the infant stages of our development that we have heard it all, or at least enough of this matter call Islam that we can’t make severe judgments on people without the guidance of Qaadiis (judges), Fuqahaa (scholars of Islamic Law), or ʿ Ulamaa’ (scholars of the diin (social transaction)), just because we have read a couple of hadith. 

It took 23 Years for the Prophet to establish the diin (social transaction). But with us sometimes it only takes 23 minutes or less of conversation before we are condemning people to the hell calling them deviants or worst. 

Allah says: 

 يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا يَسْخَرْ قَومٌ مِّن قَوْمٍ عَسَى أَن يَكُونُوا خَيْراً مِّنْهُمْ وَلَا نِسَاء مِّن نِّسَاء عَسَى أَن يَكُنَّ خَيْراً مِّنْهُنَّ وَلَا تَلْمِزُوا أَنفُسَكُمْ وَلَا تَنَابَزُوا بِالْأَلْقَابِ بِئْسَ الاِسْمُ الْفُسُوقُ بَعْدَ الْإِيمَانِ وَمَن لَّمْ يَتُبْ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الظَّالِـمُونَ ٤٩: ١١

“Oh you who believe, let not a group of people scoff at another group of people. It may be that the latter group is better than the former nor let not women scoff at other women, it may be that the latter is better than the former nor defame one another nor insult one another with nicknames. How bad it is to have a name for evil after having Belief. And those who do not repent, these are they who are transgressors.” 49:11 

حدتني مالك عن عبد الله بن د ينار عن عـبد الله بن عمر أنّ رسول اللّه قال من قال لأخيه كافر فقد باء بها أحدُهم 

It was related to me from Maalik from ʿAbdallah bin diin (social transaction) and from Abdallah bin Umar that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “He who says that his brother is a kaafir, one of them is deserving of it (literally “one of them comes back with it”). 

Again in another Hadith: 

حــدتـني مــالـك عن سُــهَـــيّل بن أبي صـــالح عن أبـيــه عن أبـي هريرة أن َّ رسول اللّه صَل َّى الل َّهُ عَلَْهِ وَ سَل َّم قـال إذا سـمـعت الرّجلَ يقـول: هَلَكَ الناس فـهـو أَهْلَكُهُمْ 

It was related to me from Maalik from Suhayl bin Abii Saalih from his father from Abii Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah said, “If you hear the man say, ‘the people are damned (meaning to the Hellfire), (Know) that he is the most damned one among them.

Shaykh ʿUthmaan bin Fuudii in his book Bayaan Wujuubu-l-Hijrah ʿalaa-l-ʿIbaad said in the section on “A Quality That Makes It Easy For The Commander Of the faithful and Others to Be Friendly with All People, 

“When you find a man hunting for people’s faults class him with the fly. A fly lands on the body and looks for a place where there is blood and uncleanness, brush him off, and pay no more attention to him than you would a fly.” 

“ If you afflicted by a slanderer who separates friends class him with the family of the skunk which is an animal whose smell is unbearable. The Arabs say when friends break up, A skunk has broken wind in there midst and so they dispersed. Just as people drive away this animal when it approaches them and prevent it from getting in among them so also should a slanderer be driven from among them or they should move away from him.” 

Khibr (Pride, Elitism) is one of the sicknesses of our time. Khibr (Pride Elitism) is based on finding the good one’s self. The elitist choose themselves as the elect of men or are raised up by other men while the elect of Allah are elevated by Him . Elitism causes men to say “I”. I did this and I did that, I am this and I am that, I have this and I have that.. And a group of people who say “we” in the say context are just as bad. 

Allah said in His Noble Book: 

وَ مَا رَمَيتَ إِذْ رَمَيْتَ وَ لَكِن َّ اللهَ رَمَى ٨:١٧ 

“And you Did not throw when you threw, but Allah threw.” 8:17 

again Allah says: 

“…We elevate by degrees whom We please…” 6:83 

We must overcome elitism. Every group believes that it has the Mahdi coming from their ranks. This prevents us from listening to or finding truth wherever it may be found. It is good to take a stand for something as a principle. A man who stands for nothing fall for anything. But it is not always wise to take to rigid a stand on a matter especially when you are a baby in knowledge. 

As for fault finding, if you want a good nights sleep, find the good in others and the blame in yourself. Do not seek the faults of others, because it leads to restless days and sleepless nights. When we seek the faults of others, we expose our biggest fault. We should ask Allah to protect the people from the exposure of their faults and short comings to the mercilessness of human beings, and to protect us as well from seeking out the faults of others. We should ask Allah to show us the goodness in others and the blame / faults in ourselves. If So and so comes to you with bad news or the news that another person was talking ill of you, then say to him or her, “Did you have to be the Shaytaan that would bring me this bad news?” 

For Allah has said, 

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِن جَاءكُمْ فَاسِقٌ بِنَبَأٍ فَتَبَيَّنُوا أَن تُصِيبُوا قَوْماً بِجَهَالَةٍ فَتُصْبِحُوا عَلَى مَا فَعَلْتُمْ نَادِمِينَ ٤: ٦

“Oh you who believe, If a rebellious evil person comes to you with news, verify it, unless you harm people in ignorance and afterward regret what you have done.” 49:6 

Allah has said, 

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اجْتَنِبُوا كَثِيراً مِّنَ الظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ إِثْمٌ وَلَا تَجَسَّسُوا وَلَا يَغْتَب بَّعْضُكُم بَعْضاً أَيُحِبُّ أَحَدُكُمْ أَن يَأْكُلَ لَحْمَ أَخِيهِ مَيْتاً فَكَرِهْتُمُوهُ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَوَّابٌ رَّحِيمٌ ٤٩: ١٢

“Do not spy or backbite one another. Would one of you love to eat the flesh of his dead brother. You should abhor that. And fear Allah Who is the One to Whom repentance is made and He is the Merciful.” 49:12 

And so those who harm believing men and women undeservingly, they bear the guilt of slander and manifest sin. 

We must not look at the fiṭnah between brothers as an ongoing soap opera – not being able to wait to see the next episode. Nor should we join sides of any party of fiṭnah. Our duty is to extinguish the flames of fiṭnah in order to save the community from perishing in the fires of that fiṭnah. 

Allah has said: 

وَإِن طَائِفَتَانِ مِنَ الْـمُؤْمِنِينَ اقْتَتَلُوا فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَهُمَا فَإِن بَغَتْ إِحْدَاهُمَا عَلَى الْأُخْرَى فَقَاتِلُوا الَّتِي تَبْغِي حَتَّى تَفِيءَ إِلَى أَمْرِ اللَّهِ فَإِن فَاءتْ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَهُمَا بِالْعَدْلِ وَأَقْسِطُوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْـمُقْسِطِينَ ٤٩: ٩

And if two parties of believers fall into fighting, make peace between them: and if one party of them does wrong to the other, You should fight the one which did the wrong until it (the party) returns to the commands of Allah; and if it returns, make peace between the two justly and act equitably. Surely, Allah loves the even handed person. 49:9 

إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ ٤٩: ١٠

“The believers are brothers, So make reconciliation between your brothers and fear Allah so that you may receive mercy.” 49:10 

Lets strive to be brothers and sisters. And if we achieved that level, then lets us take to the next level of based on what the Prophet said to the men that were with  him when he said أنْتُمْ أَصْحَابِي. It is O.K. for us to be friends, even a righteous cliqueas long as it is for the pleasure of  Allah. 

A case in point is the following hadith which demonstrate the close friendship between he Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), Abu Bakr and ʿUmar ibn al-Khattaab:

حَدَّثَنِي الْوَلِيدُ بْنُ صَالِحٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عِيسَى بْنُ يُونُسَ، حَدَّثَنَا عُمَرُ بْنُ سَعِيدِ بْنِ أَبِي الْحُسَيْنِ الْمَكِّيُّ، عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي مُلَيْكَةَ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ إِنِّي لَوَاقِفٌ فِي قَوْمٍ، فَدَعَوُا اللَّهَ لِعُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ وَقَدْ وُضِعَ عَلَى سَرِيرِهِ، إِذَا رَجُلٌ مِنْ خَلْفِي قَدْ وَضَعَ مِرْفَقَهُ عَلَى مَنْكِبِي، يَقُولُ رَحِمَكَ اللَّهُ، إِنْ كُنْتُ لأَرْجُو أَنْ يَجْعَلَكَ اللَّهُ مَعَ صَاحِبَيْكَ، لأَنِّي كَثِيرًا مِمَّا كُنْتُ أَسْمَعُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ كُنْتُ وَأَبُو بَكْرٍ وَعُمَرُ، وَفَعَلْتُ وَأَبُو بَكْرٍ وَعُمَرُ، وَانْطَلَقْتُ وَأَبُو بَكْرٍ وَعُمَرُ‏.‏ فَإِنْ كُنْتُ لأَرْجُو أَنْ يَجْعَلَكَ اللَّهُ مَعَهُمَا‏.‏ فَالْتَفَتُّ فَإِذَا هُوَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ أَبِي طَالِبٍ‏.‏

Ibn ʿAbbaas related “I was standing among the people who were invoking Allah for .ʿUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭaab who was lying (dead) on his bed, a man behind me rested his elbow on my shoulder and said, “(Oh ʿUmar), may Allah grant you His mercy. I always hoped that Allah would keep you with your two companions for I often heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say, “Abu Bakr, ʿUmar and I were together and Abu Bakr, ʿUmar and I did such and such, and Abu Bakr, ʿUmar and I set out.” So I hope that Allah will keep you with both of them. I turned back to see that the speaker was … Alii bin Abii Taalib.”  taken from Al-Bukhaari: The Book of Noble Characteristics of the Companions:كتاب فضائل أصحاب.

إمَّا بَعْدُ

As for what I will say next:

وَإِن َّ خَيْرَ الْقُرُونِ الْقرْنُ ال َّذِينَ رَأَوْ رَسُولَ الل َّهِ وَآمَنُوا بِهِ ثُم َّ ال َّذِينَ يَلُونَهُمْ ثُم َّ ال َّذِينَ يَلُونَهُمْ وَأَفَـضَلَ الص َّحَـابَةِ الْـخُلَفَاءُ الر َّاشِـدُونَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ ِثُم َّ عُـمَرُ ثُم َّ عُثْمَانُ ثُم َّ عَلي ٌّ رَضِيَ الل َّهُ عَنْهُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ و 

The best of the generations were those who saw the Messenger Allah (ﷺ) and believed in him, then those who came after them, then those who came after them. 

Th most honorable of the the Companions are the Khulafaa’ Rashiiduun ( The Rightly Guided Khaliifs): (they are) Abū Bakr, then ʿUmar, then .ʿUthmaan,  and then .ʿAlī may Allah be please with all of them. 

None must speak ill of any of the Companions of the Prophet (ﷺ) nor discuss their mutual disagreements.

نَسْــأَلُ اللهَ سُـبْــحَـانَهُ أَنْ يُوَفِّـقَنَآ لإِتِّبَــاعِ سُنَّةِ نَبِّـِنَا وَ شَــفِـيــعِنَا وَ سَـيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمَ 

We implore Allah, glory be to Him to grant us success in following the Sunnah of our Prophet (ﷺ) and intercessor and master Muhammad (ﷺ). 

‎إِنَّ‏ ا‏للهَ‏ وَمَلآئِكَتَهُ‏ يُصَلُّونَ‏ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ‏ ،‏ يَآ أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ‏ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ‏ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيماً

‎اَللَّهُمَّ‏ صَلِّ‏ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ‏ وَعَلَى آلِهِ‏ وَصَحْبِهِ‏ وَسَلِّمْ‏ تَسْلِيماً
‎وَارْضَ‏ اللَّهُمَّ‏ عَنِ‏ الْخُلَفَآءِ‏ الرَّاشِدِينَ‏ أَبِي‏ بَكْرٍ‏ وَعُمَرَ‏ وَعُثْمَانَ‏ وَعَلِيٍّ‏ ،‏ وَسَآئِرِ‏ الصَّحَابَةِ‏ خُصُوصاً‏ اِلْمُهَاجِرِينَ‏ مِنْهُمْ‏ وَالْأَنْصَارِوالتَّابِعِينَ‏ لَهُمْ‏ وَتَابِعِي‏ التَّابِعِينَ‏ وَمَنْ‏ تَبِعَهُمْ‏ إلَى‏ يَوْمِ‏ الدِّينِ‏.

اَللَّّهُمَّ‏ اهْدِ‏ وُلَاةَ‏ أُمُورِ‏ المُسْلِمِينِ‏ لِمَا‏ يُرْضِيكَ‏ ولِاتِّباعِ‏ سُنَّةِ‏ مُحَمَّدٍ‏

‎اَللَّهُمَّ‏ أَعِزَّ‏ الْإسْلاَمَ‏ وَالْمُسْلِمِينَ‏ ،‏ وَاخْذُلِ‏ الْكُفْرَ‏ وَالْكَافِرِينَ‏ ،‏ وانْصُرِ‏ الْمُجَاهِدِينَ‏ فِي‏ سَبِيلِ‏ ا‏للهِ‏ ،‏ واجْعَلْ‏ كَلِمَتَكَ‏ هِيَ‏ الْعُلْىَا‏ ،‏ وَكَلِمَةَ‏ الْكُفْرِ‏ هِيَ‏ السُّفْلَى

‎رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ‏ لَنَا وَلِإِخْوَانِنَا الَّذِينَ‏ سَبَقُونَا بِالْإِيمَانِ‏ وَلَا تَجْعَلْ‏ فِي‏ قُلُوبِنَا‏ غِلّاً‏ لِّلَّذِينَ‏ آمَنُوا‏ ‏ ص‏ رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ‏ رَؤُوفٌ‏ رَّحِيمٌ‏
 

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا مِنْ‏ لَّدُنْكَ‏ رَحْمَةً‏ وَهَيِّئْ‏ لَنَا مِنْ‏ أَمْرِنَا رَشَداً

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي‏ الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً‏ وَفِي‏ الآخِرَةِ‏ حَسَنَةً‏ وَقِنَا عَذَابَ‏ النَّار

رَبَّنَا هَبْ‏ لَنَا مِنْ‏ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ‏ أَعْيُنٍ‏ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ‏ إِمَاماً‏

إنَّ‏ الصَّلاَةَ‏ تَنْهَى عَنِ‏ الْفَحْشَآءِ‏ وَالْمُنْكَرِ ولَذِكْرُ‏ ا‏للهِ‏ أَكْبَرُ يَعِظُكُمْ‏ لَعَلَّكُمْ‏ تَذَّكَّرُونَ
‎وَقُومُوا إلَى صَلاَتِكُمْ‏ يَرْحَمُكُمُ‏ ا‏لله

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